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Midge Rollins Heart transplant March 04. Prior to that I had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am an independent Norwex consultant. Visit my web site www.midgerollins.norwex.biz Find out more about Midge Rollins
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  • Central Line Meds

    Well, the decision is made. Monday the 14th I will undergo more testing at Mayo and most likely be admitted on Tues. for the Central line placement. Am unsure of which IV meds they will start with. Probably Dopamine at first to get my BP up. I will keep this line in until such a time that a heart is found. The good news is if I adjust okay to the medicines I can come in a week to 10 days. I am determined to adjust quickly. I will then manage my own infusion therapy with the help of a home health agency so even though I am not looking forward to this next step I know it is time ( Of course they could change their minds Monday afternoon) This will be the procedure that moves me up the heart transplant list. Anyone else had any of these high powered IV meds to stimulate heart muscle. thanks for the support. I am hopeful for internet access while in the hospital so will check in with you all.
    Midge

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.

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    Midge,

    I can't give you any information or personal experience other than to tell you I have known lots of people who have central lines for meds and they learn to handle their meds with relatively little interference with their lives.

    My best wishes are with you & I hope you're home--feeling good--real soon!

    Pat

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      Midge, I hope that all goes well for you. We'll be thinking about you. Take care and keep us posted.

      Reenie
      Reenie

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      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        Midge, Good Luck, and I pray for the the very best outcome for you.
        Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
        So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
        Good luck and stay well.
        Glen

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          Midge,

          Sending you prayers for the very best!

          Lynn
          Lynn Stewart
          HOCM 4/2002
          Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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            You have one thing I admire... YOUR ATTITUDE!
            That is such a large part of this "battle" you have in front of you. You have maintained such a good outlook thus far...and I know you will keep it with you the rest of the way.
            I will keep you in my thoughts and hope all goes well and that you are home ASAP!
            Be well,
            Lisa
            Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
            YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

            Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
            lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
            Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
            Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
            Currently not obstructed
            Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              Midge, I will keep you in my prayers too. May Angel's guard you and bring you home quickly.

              Diana

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                Midge,

                You will be in my thoughts and prayers. You sound like a strong individual and you will pull through this just fine! Good luck!
                Millie Acosta
                Bear, DE

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                  Midge
                  My prayers are with you!!! Stay strong. Keep up the great attitude.
                  Tammy

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                  • #10
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                    Midge I am with you in thoughts and prayers. Your outlook is an inspiration for me.....
                    Chuck B

                    An inch is a cinch, a yard is hard

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